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Category Archives: Contemporary Art

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Upcoming: Jose Parla – “Roots” @ YoungArts Jewel Box

Another must-see show to add to your Basel Week Miami itinerary is Jose Parla’s site specific installation at the YoungArts Jewel Box (2100 Biscayne Boulevard). Entitled Roots, the commissioned paintings and sculpture are part of the Rolls-Royce art program and will see the Brooklyn-based Cuban-American artist’s return to the locale of his formative years in the 1980s and early 90s. Curated by Laurie Ann Farrell of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), the exhibition will travel to a museum there in 2017. Parla further states – “My grandfather, pilot Agustin Parlá once said […]

Previews: Mr Jago & Eric Haacht – “Working With Explosives” @ Fluorescent Smogg

Fluorescent Smogg at a location in Bristol will shortly be opening a new two-man show with Mr Jago (seen above) and Eric Haacht (seen directly below) entitled Working With Explosives. The exhibition runs from 1st to 4th December and each artist will be showing eight new paintings. Both bodies of work have their roots in abstract expressionism and feature a rich impasto application of paint, but from these foundations the two artists have taken their art in markedly different directions. Mr Jago’s practice is increasingly focused on […]

Basel Week Miami ’16 / Upcoming: Scott Campbell – “Whole Glory” @ Juxtapoz Clubhouse

Continuing his Whole Glory project, Scott Campbell will be bringing the concept to Basel Week Miami at the Juxtapoz Clubhouse (2400 NW 5th Street). The idea behind project (supported by Milk), which has already been successfully held to London, New York, and Los Angeles, is not for the faint of heart. A play on the infamous “glory hole,” participants will be asked to put their arm inside a hole where the renowned tattoo artist will ink something on their arm from behind the installation without them approving the design […]

Showing: Gavin Turk @ Newport Street Gallery

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery is currently showing the first major solo exhibition from British artist Gavin Turk since 2002. Who What When Where How and Why spans twenty-six years of the artist’s career throughout the six gallery spaces featuring over seventy works including new and previously unexhibited work drawn from Hirst’s extensive art collection. Hirst first saw Turk’s work at his Royal College degree show in 1991, where Turk exhibited the iconic Cave, a commemorative blue plaque installation, for which he failed his degree. Since emerging onto the London art […]

Overtime: Nov 21 – Nov 27

More stories from the week that ended Nov 27 (click on bolded words for more information): The importance of Kara Walker’s work in today’s times. Opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi is delayed again. Len Blavatnik sues the Wildenstein family over £63mil. deal to buy New York townhouse. Alec Baldwin’s complaints and attacks against Mary Boone continue in court papers. Dealers’ group that owned Da Vinci painting threatening to sue Sotheby’s over Dmitry Rybolovlev flip. Jenni Lomax to step down as director of Camden Arts Centre after […]

Releases: Jonas Wood Blanket

For those starting to look for Christmas gifts already for that special art-loving someone, you may want to take a look at this limited edition blanket just released by Jonas Wood. Produced in an edition of 50 and offered through House of Voltaire, the 100% lambswool blanket is sized 220 x 130cm and features one of the American painter’s signature still lifes. For those interested, the price is £520.00 and it can be purchased here. Discuss Jonas Wood here.

Openings: Parra – “No Work Today” @ Joshua Liner Gallery

Last Thursday, Joshua Liner Gallery held an opening reception for the New York showspace’s solo exhibition with Parra. The world recognized artist and designer presented a new series of twelve works on canvas, ink drawings, and sculpture, collectively titled No Work Today. The new body of work the Dutch artist prepared for this showing is a continuation of his minimalist, simplified visual vocabulary, which is almost entering abstraction. By reducing the form and shape of his character to a bare minimum, the new pieces still carry his signature curvaceous line […]

Releases: James Jean – “Adrift II” Print

Following up on his first Adrift print release, James Jean (interviewed) will be releasing the Adrift II print starting tomorrow morning (November 21st) at 8:00 AM PST. The time-limited edition will be available for 24 hours and will never be reprinted after this release. With the image size at 25 ¾″ tall × 19 ¼″ wide and paper size at 28″ tall × 22 ½″ wide, the signed and numbered print will be priced at $200. “As a special bonus for this holiday release, a complimentary, limited edition “Eddy” pin in […]

Openings: Pryce Lee – “Come Fly With Me” @ Castor Gallery

As the last show in their old space on Broome Street in NY, Castor Gallery opened Come Fly With Me last week, a exhibition from Pryce Lee (featured). After including his works in their previous group showing, this is his first solo show with the gallery and second NY solo since his 2014 debut with Anonymous Gallery (covered). For this show, the London-based artist created a series of 14 matching new pieces that work both as a large installation and as individual pieces. Keeping the signature concept of objects crashing into a […]

Overtime: Nov 14 – Nov 20

More stories from the week that ended Nov 14 (click on bolded words for more information): NY Times reveals the artist list (which includes Henry Taylor, pictured above) for 2017 Whitney Biennial. Artnet also previews the survey. One of the tallest surviving structures from ancient world has been totally destroyed by Isil at Nimrud. Three people suspected of forging and distributing fake Lee Ufan paintings arrested. Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam dismisses a set of 65 newly revealed “Van Gogh” drawings as imitations. The experts are […]